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Here is my favourite waffle recipe, it’s quick and easy – from an American cookbook that I picked up while I lived in Canada – ‘Betty Crocker’s Cookbook’…

The history of churros begins in China, where Portuguese merchants first ate crispy fried pastry for breakfast. When they brought this treat home, they swapped the traditional salt…

Beef Nachos is a great last-minute dinner when you have only a few minutes and have run out of energy and inspiration. As long as you have a bag…

Known in Europe as a Smoked Fish Kedgeree, this recipe has been modified from several others to make it as easy and tasty as possible. In Europe a…

Banana Pops have become the new after school treat at our place. One part healthy, one part decadent, our kids just love ’em. Here’s our super-simple Banana Pops…

It takes a little time and preparation to make homemade preserves, but it’s time worth taking. Preserves prevent wasted vegetables, provide nutrients over the winter months, and are…

I just love curry, especially the fragrant and very spicy variety! Unfortunately though, this isn’t a practical meal for small children who won’t go anywhere near hot and…

Raspberry Cordial Concentrate is, of course, what Anne of Green Gables thought she was serving to her friend (who then became very, very tipsy on Marilla’s raspberry wine!).

This baked oatmeal breakfast can be made and served with almond or other plant-based milks if you prefer, and is considerably less sugary than many breakfast cereals (including granola). 

If you’ve ever traveled through South America, then I’m sure you’ll love empanadas as much as me. Empanadas can be filled with beef or chicken, but these vegetarian…

I’ve been thinking about making yoghurt bark for a while now. And I thought, what better time than Easter to give it a whirl. We try not to overdo…

This blueberry sauce recipe is perfect to make after taking the family out blueberry picking. Most of the antioxidant goodness of the blueberries is retained in this sauce. Making…

This egg-free mocha mousse recipe has to be one of the most soul satisfying desserts you can whip up. The decadent, but fairly healthy, mix of chocolate and…

The original Pink Summer Clouds recipe came from the New Zealand Listener many years ago, and is just wonderful. I might not have the original ingredients totally correct,…

For a nice healthy lunch or a light evening meal, this is great stuff. You just can’t go past a healthy rice salad. It suits most people’s palette,…

Pancakes continue to be the popular choice for ‘special’ breakfasts at our place (birthdays, Father’s Day, etc.). Bagels are pretty popular, and croissants come and go. But the good…

Battered fish and chips. It’s about as quintessentially kiwi as gumboots and L&P. We’ve all had great fish and chips, lightly battered, golden fried, succulently fresh and crunchy.…

Frittatas are wonderful – good hot or cold, naturally gluten free, and can be taken on picnics just like a quiche (but without the pastry…).

Sushi sandwich rolls are the perfect addition to the bento lunchbox. But forget all that fiddly face-making, shape-cutting madness, and make these sushi rolls instead. They are dead-easy,…

This month we’ve been looking at family wellness and I could look no further than my beef bone broth recipe. Bone broths are all the trend at the moment for wellness,…

There is nothing I like to crunch and munch on more than a soft, crunchy, chocolatey afghan. There’s just something about the chocolatey goodness of an afghan, with…

This recipe was inspired by the totally awesome New Zealand Avocado website. It has tonnes of recipes featuring avocados from lunch to desert, snacks and starters, baking, salads,…

This easy-as-pie lemon curd was Jon Toogood’s Mum’s recipe, and she got it from her mum. I always loved it as a child. I know there’s lots of…

This lemon roast potato recipe is just delicious! You can serve these as a side with most meals, and they make a great dollar-saving tummy filler.

This is a richly spiced but not hot vegetable curry and is delicious on a cold evening. There are no desperately unusual ingredients and you can substitute vegetables…

This makes a LOT of soup. You’ll need a very large 10 litre soup pot to contain it all. The upside is that you’ll have a meal to…

Perfect for festive occasions such as Christmas, birthdays or Matariki, this classic sugar cookie recipe is always a crowd pleaser. The thing I like most about these sugar…

Here’s an easy meal that’s great for weekends. Serve with this Easy Cheesy Quiche with a garden salad and fresh bread rolls. Substitute spinach and pumpkin with corn…

This is my all time favourite homemade muesli recipe. My Mum showed it to me a few years back and now I use it all the time. There…

These spiced roast nuts make the perfect gift. They’re super easy to make up, and you can make up bulk quantities and then package them up for all…

The perfect end to our Christmas is a classic kiwi pavlova. It’s just one of those dishes that is a people pleaser and I can remember having this…

Following my dreams in Spring 2015, meant getting pregnant and giving birth to Faeryn Rose in October 2014. It’s important for me to provide a healthy meal for my…

Ok so these have to be one of the greatest and easiest breakfast ideas around. I have completely fallen in love with breakfast oat cups. I wish I had…

A beautiful dessert on a cold winter’s night Apple and Persimmon Crumble and lashings of whipped cream is one of those pleasures I look forward to in winter.…

We all have those days when we wake up, see it’s chucking down with rain, and want to eat cake for breakfast right? It can’t just be me.…

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to start collecting your Christmas Day recipes, and planning your Christmas Day meal.

Cookies are delicious, but these cookies are even more delicious because they have a chocolate surprise inside! They are reasonably straight forward the only tricky thing is cutting…

This cake is perfect as a delicate and light finale to a dinner, served with vanilla ice cream. Change the fruit if desired; berries or apricot would also…

If you’ve got rhubarb in the garden, you will love making this delicious Maple Rhubarb Crumble Pie. It’s perfect for cooler autumn days and makes a delicious dessert. 

This White Chocolate Brownie makes a perfect afternoon tea treat! It’s quick and simple and will quickly become a family favourite. 

This easy cheese muffins recipe with no butter is quick to create – and the result makes a great school lunchbox addition. They are also a great breakfast…

Delicious and much healthier than the deep-fried version, spring rolls are fast and fun to put together with children.  What child doesn’t love to dip their dinner in…